Hello My Questions are pertaining Variable products where I can have 2 or 3 copies of a single variant in one product because of reasons like I want to segregate the variant based on the Supplier from whom they have been purchased, Batch Number , Different price of same variant because part is old stock and part new etc.
- I have added one variant of a product twice in the product’s backend under “Variations Tab”
as they are supplied by 2 different suppliers so the suppliers box has 2 different names for each variant and only the price set for each and quantity entered may or may not be same . In such a scenario, I have the following queries.
First a Backend Story – I want to do this as I want to track the variant sold of each supplier separately though the price may be the same and it may be the same variant.
a. So for the above product i have added 2 Red Heads (Same variant) both have same selling price and the first is supplied by Vendor A and the Second by Vendor B. Vendor A Supplied Red Head has quantity 7 and Vendor B Supplied Red Head has Quantity 3.
In such a case, in the front end the price and Quantities of just the variant that is placed on top in the list of variants in the backend shows and the front end does not show combined quantities of both (7+3). Is it supposed to be this way?
b. Of the above 2 variants (both of which are the same except the Suppliers and quantities) if I want to chose which of the 2 variants should display in front end , is there an option to do so?
So from your documentation I have read I feel I need to set Priorities to Varients under a product which are the same (Not whole products). Basically I want to use this feature https://prnt.sc/IiLoANOvqJXG for Variations i guess.
c. Also I chose 2 different Variation pictures for both these variants just so I could see how they display in the front end , but here I observed that though the quantity and price of the first placed variant (from the list of variants as placed in backend) is seen in the front end, the picture it shows is that of the second placed variant.
https://prnt.sc/bhoc9-8Ci44T < First (Top Placed) Read Head Picture
https://prnt.sc/7o-UozsHAw9n < Lower Placed Variant Picture
https://prnt.sc/Uyk0pqHaKVVH < Front end pics manifesting of second variant though price and quantities manifest of the first placed variants in the list.
So is this a bug or is it designed this way. I need to enter 2 entries of the same variant as I want to maintain each suppliers stock separately as otherwise the data entry person can get confused. I like the fact that just the first placed varients prices and quantities show in front end and not the second placed (as that should be exhausted first) however if there was an option to select which to manifest in front end would be good. Also in back end we could see in the basic screen the variant belongs to which supplier it would have helped
- Where do I see the stats of Items sold as per Supplier?